Fiber Time! a Knit Night
Fiber fun time! Calling all knitters, crocheters, hook rug artists, spinners, and portable loom weavers for a fun get-together evening of socializing and doing what we do best! Held on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring your own fiber and materials to work on as well as a yummy dessert to share. See everyone on Wednesday, July 29. Fiber time meets on the second floor of the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, starting at 5:30 pm. Please contact Wendi Davis for further information, 850-595-5985, Ext. 111.
Historic Pensacola Village Living History Program
Learn early 19th century cooking techniques and trade-skills from costumed Living History interpreters every Friday and Saturday in Historic Pensacola Village. Cooking takes place in an authentically recreated detached kitchen house using actual 18th and 19th century recipes. Trades demonstrated include broom making, sewing, basket weaving, and wood working. Demonstration schedules vary and are subject to change. Both cooking and trade demonstrations are included with the Village admission. See our Local 15 Coastal Community Spotlight on our Lavalle Kitchen House.
July 2015 Living History Schedule:
- Tuesday: Yellow Fever and Herb Programs
- Wednesday: Victorian Leisure Program
- Thursday: World War II Program
- Friday: Laundress and Gardening Programs
- Saturday: Colonal Foodways: Cooking
Latino Americans 500 Years of History Programming
Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center
The UWF Historic Trust is pleased to announce programming for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. The UWF Historic Trust hopes to achieve three goals with this project: 1. to acquaint the community with the cultural significance of Latino Americans throughout our history, 2. to capture and preserve the Latino American story of our community, and 3. to add to the dynamics of the cultural narrative on exhibit in the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center. Please join us for our programs supporting the study of the Latino American influence on our history.
Spanish Florida and Foreigners in their Own Land
Barbara Clark, RPA
Florida Public Archaeology Network North Central Director Barbara Clark, RPA moderates the screening of the PBS Latino Americans episode, "Foreigners in their Own Land: 1565-1880" and will discuss the Spanish in Florida especially the mission system. She will direct a discussion on the lasting legacy of Spanish heritage in the state.
- Saturday, August 8 at 1:00 p.m.
Latin Americans In Print
UWF Historic Trust and the West Florida Public Library
The UWF Historic Trust and the West Florida Public Library present Latin Americans in Print, a series of book discussions relating to Latino American literature. Book discussions will be held at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center, 117 E. Government St. at 6:00 p.m.. All selections will be available at the West Florida Library. Please join us as we discuss these selected works:
- Thursday, August 27: House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
- Thursday, September 24: Love in the time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
- Thursday, October 22: The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
UWF Historic Trust and La Costa Latina Newspaper
Nuestra Historia, an oral history program of the UWF Historic Trust, a month long program to capture the community's Latino American story through oral history interviews. Oral histories will be by appointment only at the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center. Nuestra Historia kicks off on September 15 with Hispanic American Heritage Month. Participants are invited to also share their family photographs for inclusion into the archives.
For more information on the Latino Americans programming, please contact Wendi Davis, Project Director at 850-595-5985 ext. 111.
Press Release Archive
Media inquires contact our Chief Community Officer Jeff Nall at 850.595.5985 ext. 110.
May 21, 2015 Annual Open House
June10, 2015 Half-Price Sundays
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